i have a my book external hard drive that i used with my mac. i want to take those files and put thwm onto my new computer. how would i do that
Well, it depends on how you copied the files into your unit. Did you manually copy your files? Or did you use Time Machine?
Assuming your new computer is also a Mac and you copied the files yourself then all you need to do is drag the files to the places you would like them to be. If you used Time Machine then you will need to follow this guide: